It started in Jerusalem, Israel, six years ago.
July 17th is International Firgun Day.
Everyone is invited to join from anywhere in the world, sharing the spirit of #Firgun
(Hebrew: פרגון) an act of kindness performed solely to make another person feel good.
How do you celebrate Firgun Day?
You come up with a firgun, a compliment, a kind word, a small pat on the back for someone (person, business or group) and post it on any social network, adding a photo or video and the hashtag #Firgun.
Or just say something nice to someone you know to pleasantly surprise them.
“Say Something Nice, Make Someone Happy”
Whoever thought up ‘Windows’ for the September Mekudeshet Festival is really clever.
This structure called ‘Windows’ has received attention since it went up last week in the center of Jerusalem. The house of windows is made out of 550 windows from all over Jerusalem, in a variety of shapes, and from various time periods.
The location is called Gan HaSus or HaSoos, Horse Park, well, because this horse is in this Jerusalem park.
The windows were collected and preserved for decades by the late Yoram Amir, an artist, photographer, activist, and lover of people and Jerusalem who recently passed away.
These posters tell the story of the exhibit in three languages. The Mekudeshet website promises that on every Wednesday from afternoon to dusk the place will be full of surprises.
‘Windows’ is set back from King George Street, and is located near the water fountains. These rescued windows are from condemned or abandoned buildings. Just before his death, Amir joined forces with Mekudeshet, the Jerusalem Municipality through Eden, the Jerusalem Center Development Company, and artists Itamar Faluja and Lili Peleg to construct a structure filled with majesty and presence. Amir’s final gift to the city that he loved. #Firgun
I missed an event at Beit Alliance on July 11 but liked this poster ‘Hebrew this is my Blood’ promoting the event.
Bogrim 2019 goes to the end of the month, with art and musical events for young people.
Front Stage performs at Ben Yehuda Mall this coming Friday afternoon. Last week hundreds of young people danced to live and loud pounding music on Friday afternoon. I am surprised I could only hear it on the municipality Facebook live feed.
Jerusalem street signs are up wishing children a pleasant summer holiday.
Summer for me means it’s time to sit and enjoy an iced coffee.
Food trucks are back in the Hinnon Valley near the Cinematheque on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights again this year.
Down dozens of stairs, people came to stand in line to buy sushi and three other food offerings. Every week there are to be four options, in addition to beer and wine trucks.
Under the full moon with live music, people sat at the few tables or on the ground. What a great view they had for the moon and its partial eclipse.
OK, just for this Jerusalem view I am glad I went to check it out.
OVERALL is this week at the Tower of David Museum. Fashion and more in twenty locations throughout the expanse of the Mamluk monumental complex.
Events at the Tower of David are always a photographer’s delight. #Firgun
This one called OVERALL has everything from making lapel pins to a Met Gala (like in NYC) exhibit to designing with a 3D pen and more.
Tower of David where the very old past meets the very modern future.
Tens of thousands, record-breaking, numbers of tourists, have come to Jerusalem this year.
93% of tourists said they were happy with their visit.
I hope they had time to enjoy what’s happening on the Jerusalem streets,
Jerusalem full of fun and food and #Firgun.